Power theft has cost the Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited over Shs 44 million in just one month.
Joseph Olowo the UEDCL Karamoja Station manager blames the power loss illegal connections.
Olowo said the power theft and vandalism targeting key power installations such as transformers and illegal connections to big business enterprises is affecting effective service delivery to their consumers.
He was speaking after a Moroto Magistrate’s Court handed a four-year prison sentence to two people who were found guilty of carrying out illegal power connections.
Five districts of Moroto, Napak, Nakapiripirit, Amudat and Abim were connected to the national grid in 2013, leaving out only Kotido and Kaabong.